US Government reads emails

Nearly a year after Congress shut down a programme that would have allowed the Pentagon to data mine to read emails, other spy schemes that do the same thing are alive and well and sniffing. According to a congressional report obtained by Reuters, 36 of the government's 199 "data mining" efforts collect personal information from the private sector. Fears that the Pentagon's $54 million Total Information Awareness program would do just that and kill civil rights resulted in the scheme being culled.

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News source: The Inquirer

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